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  • Thursday 4 October 2012
  • NO. 5000
  • VOL. 143

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Miscellaneous

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Poetry Made Visible: All the Etchings of Samuel Palmer.

A selling exhibition at the Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden, 13–21 Oct (open daily, except Mon, 10–4). The show comprises impressions of each of Palmer's 13 finished idyllic landscapes, and the 4 started by him just before his death and completed by his son, together with etchings by Palmer's peers and followers. Works by Creswick, Cope, Holman Hunt and other fellow members of the Etching Club, for the Victorian context; and 20th century neo-romantic pastoralists Griggs, Webb, Drury, Sutherland, Tanner and some present-day examples. Additionally, in honour of the venue, a small selection of prints of Barns – Adriaen van Ostade to Howard Phipps. A fully illustrated catalogue 'The Romantic Impulse' is available (£10 by post from Elizabeth Harvey-Lee, 1 West Cottages, Middle Aston Road, North Aston, OX25 5QB; £5 at the exhibition).

Vespers

Vespers at the Cappella Giulia. The Bartholomew Consort and Players will present a reconstruction of Vespers at the Cappella Giulia in Rome, performing Renaissance polychoral works including Scarlatti's Magnificat, Bencini's Dixit Dominus and works by Lorenzani, Galavotti and Benevoli. St Michael and All Angels, Summertown, Sun 7 Oct at 7.45 pm. Conductor Jan Joost van Elburg. Tickets including programme and refreshments: £15, £12, £8 at the door or www.bartholomewconsort.co.uk.

Research participants sought

Do you care for someone who uses telecare equipment at home? The AKTIVE project is trying to find out how telecare – including pendant alarms, motion sensors and fall detectors – affects older people and those who care for them. We would like to interview carers in Sept and Oct to find out what it’s like to care for an older person and whether telecare makes an impact. We can either call you at a time convenient for you or host you at the Institute of Population Ageing on Banbury Rd. If you have experience of telecare equipment, we would like to hear from you. We will provide a gift of £20. If you think you can tell us about your experiences of care and telecare, please contact our research team on: 01865 612 816/kate.hamblin@ageing.ox.ac.uk.

Psychology Experiment: Rituals Study. Researchers at the Centre for Anthropology and Mind are looking for volunteers to participate in a two-part study on ritual participation. This experiment, run in collaboration with the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, London, aims to examine the meaning of a recently documented ritual, and also the psychological processes involved in ritual participation more generally. The experiment will run over 2 sessions, each lasting 25–40 minutes, involving performing a ritual, filling out questionnaires and participating in a resource allocation task. Volunteers will be paid £15 plus additional payment based on performance in the resource allocation task. For further information and to sign up contact Jonathan Jong: jonathan.jong@anthro.ox.ac.uk.

Have you suffered from depression in the past? Researchers at the Department of Psychiatry are conducting a study on how a new drug treatment affects memory, concentration, ability to learn and how we think. We would like to hear from you if you have suffered from depression and are now feeling better, are aged 25–55, right-handed, a non- or light smoker (less than 5 cigarettes/day) and able to attend 7 visits over 9 weeks. You will be paid a fee for your time and reasonable travel expenses. If you are interested please contact: 07823 880972, 01865 223610 or learningandmemory@psych.ox.ac.uk.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Oxford University Newcomers' Club at the University Club, 11 Mansfield Rd, OX1 3SZ, welcomes the wives, husbands or partners of visiting scholars, of graduate students and of newly appointed academic members of the University. We offer help, advice, information and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held in the club every Wednesday 10.30–12 (excluding the Christmas vacation). Newcomers with children (0–4) meet every Fri in term 10.15–11.45. We have a large programme of events including tours of colleges, museums and other places of interest. Other term-time activities include an art group, book group, informal conversation group, garden group, antiques group and an opportunity to explore Oxfordshire. Visit our website: http://sites.google.com/site/oxforduniversitynewcomersclub.

Antiques bought and sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold. Fireplace-related items – grates, firetools, firebacks, fenders, nursery guards; 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century furniture; interesting and unusual items including silver, pictures, desks and library furniture, also garden items such as stoneware or seating. Please ring to sell, or to purchase visit us at Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn St, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon–Fri 9.30–5, Sat 10–5. Tel: 01993 705026. Mobile: 07831 585014.

Restoration and conservation of antique furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration. Thirty years' experience. Collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to the Workshop, 11A High St, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5AD. Tel: 01608 641692.

Services offered

Big or small, we ship it all. Plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access and mail forwarding worldwide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc, 266 Banbury Rd, Oxford. Tel: 01865 514655. Fax: 01865 514656. Email: staff@mbesummertown.co.uk. Also at 94 London Rd, Oxford. Tel: 01865 741729. Fax: 01865 742431. Email: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

Tree surgery. Town and Country Trees Ltd, established in 1993, providing practical help and advice in all aspects of tree and shrub maintenance throughout Oxfordshire and surrounding areas. Dedicated and environmentally sympathetic practitioners in tree care and preservation. Contact Paul Hodkinson on 07976 261850 or 0845 458 2980.

Airport/taxi service. Highly reliable service, 20 years' experience of getting you to the airport stress free. Business or pleasure. Comfortable Mercedes saloon or Volvo Estate and 7-passenger XLWB Mercedes for those with lots of luggage. Child seats available. Fully licensed and insured. Sample car prices: Oxford to Heathrow, from £75; Eurostar, £95; Cambridge, £125. Call Clive Roberts to discuss your needs or for advice. Account customers welcome. Mobile: 07917 566077. Home: 01865 778608. Email: cliveroberts@talktalk.net.

Do you suffer from laptop shoulders or academic bottom? Central Oxford-based Pilates instructor can help. Call Beverly on 07766 377241.

Computer Assistance can solve your problems, with viruses, email and broadband issues, call 01865 45117 or www.computerassist.ca.

Houses to let

An Englishman's home is his castle – so the saying goes. We don’t have too many castles, but we do have a constant supply of good-quality property to rent in Oxford city. QB Management is one of Oxford’s foremost letting agents, specialising in letting to academics and other professionals. We aim to provide the friendliest professional service in the city. Visit: www.qbman.co.uk, call: 01865 764533, or email: info@qbman.co.uk.

Furnished house to let, early Feb to early May 2013. Half of a historic house located in Woodstock, 10 miles NW of Oxford. Good bus service/parking; 3 miles to mainline train station. Large dining kitchen, dining room, lounge, office (with Wi Fi), 2 bedrooms, garden with terrace. Pictures available on request. Very close to Blenheim Palace and park. Preferential rent for a caring resident: £1,500 pcm with all utilities included (up to an agreed limit). Housekeeper and/or PA services might be available by special arrangement. Contact: martin.kemp@trinity.ox.ac.uk or tel: 01993 811364.

To let: bungalow 2 mins to Port Meadow, Wolvercote. Reasonable rent for dog-lover aged over 50. One bed, living room, shower room, kitchen.
Tel: 01865 554438. Please leave clear message with number, if necessary.

For let: spacious and well-presented 4-bedroom family home with attractive countryside views. Located in quiet cul-de-sac in pretty Old Marston with good access to Summertown, Headington hospitals and Cherwell School. Would suit professional couple or family. Driveway parking and enclosed rear garden. Flexible with furnishings. Council tax band E. Available now, £1,695 pcm. Call Scott Fraser: 01865 761111.

Small mews house in St Clements available immediately: £750 pcm. Contact Trevor Mostyn on 01865 241760, 0780 1581032 or trevormostyn@mac.com.

Flats to let

University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office

The University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office maintains registers of University housing, and of private rental accommodation, available to full-time students, academic visitors, and some employees of the University. See www.admin.ox.ac.uk/accommodation.

Visiting Oxford? We have studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments conveniently located for the various colleges and University departments, available for 1 week to several months. Apartments are serviced, linen provided, rental includes all bills. Most of our guests are visiting academics like you. Details, photos and prices on our website: www.weeklyhome.com. Email: info@weeklyhome.com or tel: 01993 811711.

Quiet flat to let in village 10 miles east of Oxford. One bedroom, bathroom with toilet, kitchen, large living and dining area, separate toilet. Courtyard with fig tree. Pleasant accommodation for 1 or possibly 2 occupants. Unsuitable for children or pets. Car an asset. Hourly bus service to Oxford. Please telephone, preferably evenings: 01844 279202.

Exceptional double-bedroom apartment in central Oxford. Fully furnished. Wonderful views. Suit visiting academic couple. Available 6 months from Oct or Nov; £300 pw, plus bills. Phone: +44 (0) 7773 133228 or email: williamalliss@gmail.com.

Accommodation offered

Visiting academics welcomed for short or long stays in comfortable home of semi-retired academic couple, situated in quiet, exclusive, leafy central north Oxford within walking distance of main University buildings, town centre, parks, river, shops and restaurants. Rooms have colour TV, tea, coffee, kettle, refrigerator, microwave, free wireless broadband and central and independent heating. Very moderate terms. Linen, cleaning and breakfast included. Tel/fax: 01865 557879. Email: DVL23@talktalk.net.

Scott Fraser – market leaders for quality Oxfordshire property. Selling or letting, buying or renting, we are here to help. Visit www.scottfraser.co.uk for more information or call: Oxford sales: 01865 759500; Witney sales: 01993 705507; Headington lettings: 01865 761111; Summertown lettings: 01865 554577; East Oxford and student lettings: 01865 244666; Witney lettings 01993 777909.

Academics, parent or students looking for a nice place to stay: short- or long-term B&B or self-catering rooms/apartments. High-quality accommodation in welcoming private homes in many Oxford locations and surrounding area. B&B from £25/night, £170/week, all inclusive. Long-term discount available. TV, free wireless Internet, tea/coffee facilities, use of microwave. Linen and weekly laundry service. For information, tel: 01865 435229, email: info@abodesuk.com, or visit: www.abodesofoxford.com.

Self-catering apartments

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high-quality, self-catering, short-let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel, guesthouse or bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and surrounding villages. Wide selection of quality homes available for short-stay lets from 1 week to several months. OxfordShortlets caters for professional individuals, groups or families visiting Oxford for holiday, business, academic and relocation purposes or for temporary accommodation between homes. Tel: 01865 311696. Fax: 01865 511010. Email: admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk. Web: www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.

Holiday lets

Midhurst. Romantic, primitive, 2-bedroom gamekeeper's cottages at foot of South Downs: fires, polished floors, simple kitchens, many books, internet access, no TVs (writers' haven) – or for bigger groups, a gorgeous, antique-filled, unspoiled (but very comfortable) 5-bedroom 17th-century farmhouse. On own organic farm – woods, valleys, river, bluebells, wildlife. Available weekends; low winter prices; big Oxford discount. Pictures at www.wakehamfarm.com/Wakeham-Home or email haroldcarter@mac.com.

Cornwall, cottage and restored chapel in quiet hamlet on South-west Coastal Footpath within 100m of the sea and minutes from Caerhays and Heligan. Each property sleeps 6. Comfortably furnished, c/h, wood burner and broadband. Ideal for reading, writing, painting, walking, bathing, bird watching. Beautiful beach perfect for bucket and spade family holidays. Short winter breaks available from £200. Tel: 01865 558503 or 07917 864113. Email: gabriel.amherst@btconnect.com. See: www.cornwallcornwall.com.

North Yorkshire Coast. Comfortable Georgian house available for holiday lets in Robin Hood's Bay. Large garden, sea views, central heating and private parking. Sleeps 9+ but special rates for couples and small parties. Ground floor: fully equipped kitchen, dining room, large, comfortable sitting room. First floor: 3 bedrooms (1 en suite), family bathroom, further sitting room. Second floor: 2 further bedrooms and bathroom. Contact Val Everton: 07592 590727 or email val.everton@yahoo.co.uk.